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Low-sodium diet might not lower blood pressure

This graph shows systolic blood pressure according to sodium intake among individuals not taking blood pressure lowering medication. Results were adjusted for sex, age,...
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Triggering artificial photosynthesis to clean air

Professor Fernando Uribe-Romo and his team of students created a way to trigger a chemical reaction in a synthetic material called metal-organic frameworks (MOF)...
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Estrogen alters memory circuit function in women with gene variant

Hormone-gene interaction may underlie sex/individual differences in mental disorders. Credit: © vladimirfloyd / Fotolia Fluctuations in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in a key brain memory...
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First molecular genetic evidence of PTSD heritability discovered

PTSD is a common and debilitating mental disorder that occurs after a traumatic event. Credit: © Feng Yu / Fotolia A large new study from the...
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Century-old mystery of Blood Falls solved

Blood Falls is a famous iron-rich outflow of water that scientists suspected was connected to a water source that may have been trapped under...
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Cassini completes final — and fateful — Titan flyby: Dive to Saturn next

This unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Titan was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its final close flyby of the hazy, planet-sized moon on...
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Is climate change responsible for record-setting extreme weather events?

In the past, scientists typically avoided linking individual weather events to climate change, citing the challenges of teasing apart human influence from the natural...
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How dogs interact with others plays a role in decision-making

Dogs in the study. Credit: Image courtesy of Canisius College Researchers at Canisius College found that the relationship between two dogs living in the same household...
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New breakthrough in battery charging technology

This is a schematic representation of the monolithically integrated SiPV-LIB device and the electrochemical performance of the bipolar LIB. Credit: UNIST A team of researchers, affiliated...
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Brain stimulation restores memory during lapses, research shows

A team of University of Pennsylvania neuroscientists showed for the first time that electrical stimulation delivered when memory is predicted to fail can improve...
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Light can be utilized to control gene function

Optogenetics utilizes methods where light can be used to control cellular functions. Credit: Jari Rossi Light can be used as an accurate method to control gene...